Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
Loren: I had hope for this one but after that first trailer that I broke down here, my hope started dwindling. I think video game movies are a lot tougher to make than studios give credit for. There should be dozens of hours of story content in a good video game and it’s really hard to boil that down to 120 minutes. Too bad.
RDT: Reviews are pretty middling and none of the trailers have been impressive, but I have an Arclight credit burning a hole in my pocket. So, I may just check it out anyway. Or maybe I’ll see Love, Simon instead.
The Lady™: I’m stoked that we’re getting a female led, big budget action movie…I just wish I cared to see it.
Jen: The Lady speaks the truth. I especially love that they’ve toned down her sexiness a smidge so it’s about enjoying her exploits and not exploiting her body. However, I have no interest in seeing this movie.
Loren: That looks like a nice version of your typical love story. I did really enjoy the coming out as straight part at the end.
RDT: A very 2018 coming of age story. I can get behind that. Maybe not in the theaters (or, maybe so in the theaters, see aforementioned credit), but definitely streaming.
The Lady™: This looks lovely! The world needs a feel good story right now. Bonus points for casting Katherine Langford as the BFF. Consider me sold.
Jen: I wish the whole trailer had been the ending – it really sold me on the premise in a way the rest of it didn’t. It feels a little too huggy-lovey and sweet for my taste, but if that gets a good coming out story to play in Peoria then I’m for it.
7 Days in Entebbe
Loren: Daniel Brühl always seems to play a conflicted bad guy, maybe it’s because he’s so good at it.
RDT: Interesting trailer, but it’s currently at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, I will likely pass.
The Lady™: As much as I love a good 70s spy-esque movie, nothing about the trailer is really grabbing me. I’ll likely be skipping this one.
Jen: I’ve seen this story before in documentaries and as a feature. While the raid on Entebbe was an amazing feat, I don’t think this is bringing anything new to the table. Continue reading